Last Thursday, Steve Farber, one of my favorite authors, tweeted:
An invitation to participate in Thank You Thursdays: http://ow.ly/2PASG
Anything Steve recommends immediately piques my interest, so I clicked the link and was taken to The Modern Servant Leader blog. Blog author Benjamin Lichtenwaler proposed the idea of taking a few moments every Thursday to thank someone for something, thereby helping develop the practice of gratitude. Lichtenwaler gives his reasoning for choosing Thursday, suggestions on who to thank, how to thank, and how often to express thanks.
At the time, I was trying to think of a great way to wrap up Customer Service Appreciation Week. After reading Lichtenwaler’s post, I decided that the best way to end the week was to actually extend appreciation all year long by introducing Thank-You Thursdays.
One way for me to express myself is through this blog. So, beginning today, every Thursday I will offer thanks of some sort.
I hope you’ll be inspired to join the gratitude movement! As quoted on Lichtenwaler’s post,
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. -William Arthur Ward